Careers

House Managers

The House Manager is an integral part of the experience for CMS audience members, welcoming guests to the Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio performance space and ensuring that guests can enter the hall efficiently and safely. As a public-facing position, the House Manager must have excellent communication skills, be able to handle issues effectively, and be comfortable interacting with the public.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Utilizing ticket scanning technology to admit guests into the performance space.
• Interacting directly with audience members, donors, and guests.
• Answering guests’ general questions and directing them around the venue.
• Coordinating with production staff to ensure that performances run smoothly.
• Communicating with Audience and Ticketing Services representatives to handle all customer service issues.
• Recognize and troubleshoot potential problems.
• Providing verbal and/or written reports of any issues to ticketing staff and/or security personnel.

House Managers are independent contractors, hired on a per-event basis. This role does not guarantee a set number of weekly hours.

Candidates must be available to work nights and select weekends. Experience with music or theatre industries a plus. All shifts will take place in New York City at The Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio, located at 165 W. 65th Street on the 10th floor of the Rose Building.

Please email cover letter and resume to info@chambermusicsociety.org to apply.

Development Associate

Position Description

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is seeking a full-time Development Associate to support its Development team. Reporting to the Director of Development, this position supports all areas of the annual fundraising efforts for CMS, with primary responsibility for the operations of the Individual Giving program including mailings, gift entry, and acknowledgements. The position will be the point person and coordinator for the Young Patrons program, which is expected to grow significantly. Other duties include prospect research and preparing profiles, tracking the department’s expenses, and staffing events as needed. The position will pull lists for appeals, acknowledgements, and invitations, and run regular reports from the donor database – Tessitura.

As CMS enters its 50th year, the 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign will go public and greatly increase activities. Working closely with the Development team, the position will participate in implementing strategies to leverage this milestone season to renew, increase, and secure new annual fund gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsors.

Qualifications

• At least two years’ experience working in development
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Strong computer skills, including donor databases – Tessitura experience is a plus
• Good research skills

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume in single pdf to: DASearch@chambermusicsociety.org NO CALLS PLEASE.

Public Relations Manager

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center seeks a creative, high energy, collaborative Public Relations Manager to design and execute all public relations outreach for this premier international chamber music organization, which is embarking on its 50th anniversary season. The candidate should be an excellent strategic thinker, with proven success achieving consistent high visibility for a classical arts or other not-for-profit institution, in both main stream and classical arts media across all platforms. This position works collaboratively with the Director of Marketing and the Director of Digital Content and reports to the Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Public Relations Manager designs and executes all phases of public relations strategy aimed at securing coverage for all concerts, national and international tours, recordings, and additional projects, in every form of available media. He/she serves as the primary liaison to the press, working closely with the Executive Director on the proper positioning of the institution, and with the Marketing Department to maximize and coordinate promotional strategies.

SKILLS AND QUALITIES:

The successful candidate is a creative and strategic thinker, has knowledge and love of classical music, a broad network of contacts nationally and internationally in traditional and online media, extensive familiarity with social media, blogs and other online outlets, excellent taste, sensitivity, great interpersonal and organizational skills, flourishes in a fast-paced environment, and is an accomplished writer and a collegial team player. He/she will have a minimum of 3-5 years communications experience in the classical music or other areas of the not-for-profit world.

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@chambermusicsociety.org. NO CALLS PLEASE.